|Número de publicación||US5957224 A|
|Tipo de publicación||Concesión|
|Número de solicitud||US 08/849,769|
|Número de PCT||PCT/FI1995/000678|
|Fecha de publicación||28 Sep 1999|
|Fecha de presentación||13 Dic 1995|
|Fecha de prioridad||13 Dic 1994|
|También publicado como||CA2207755A1, CA2207755C, CN1062635C, CN1169765A, DE69531700D1, EP0800609A1, EP0800609B1, WO1996018798A1|
|Número de publicación||08849769, 849769, PCT/1995/678, PCT/FI/1995/000678, PCT/FI/1995/00678, PCT/FI/95/000678, PCT/FI/95/00678, PCT/FI1995/000678, PCT/FI1995/00678, PCT/FI1995000678, PCT/FI199500678, PCT/FI95/000678, PCT/FI95/00678, PCT/FI95000678, PCT/FI9500678, US 5957224 A, US 5957224A, US-A-5957224, US5957224 A, US5957224A|
|Cesionario original||Ilomaeki; Valto|
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|Citas de patentes (8), Otras citas (2), Citada por (20), Clasificaciones (12), Eventos legales (7)|
|Enlaces externos: USPTO, Cesión de USPTO, Espacenet|
This invention relates to a method for drilling a hole in the soil and to a bit assembly and a drill bit for use in drilling a hole or tunnel in the soil.
Previously known are, for instance from patent specifications FI 933074 and GB 2 255 365, double bit assemblies where the inner bit that drills the center hole can be pulled out from the hole, while the ring bit that drills the outer hole circle is left in the bore. However, in these examples the inner bit can be pulled out from the hole after drilling and also reinstalled if drilling is continued.
On drilling a hole in the soil, the most general case is that the first portion of the hole is made in soft soil, whereby a protection tube is pulled into the drilled hole. Eventually, on hitting rock, the protection tube is not needed anymore. Drilling can then be continued without a protection tube if change of the drilling procedure is easy. A problem arises when the drilling procedure is changed. The inner bit must be pulled out from the hole and replaced by a bit that drills a hole with a smaller diameter. During this replacement, the complete drilling equipment is pulled out from the hole and reinstalled furnished with a new rock-drilling bit. This takes time and money, especially if the first bore in the soil is long.
By means of a method and bit assembly with a proper bit according to this invention, a surprising improvement is achieved.
The advantage of this invention is that a hole requiring a protection tube is drilled with the same bit assembly as a hole into rock. When the protection tube is not needed, drilling proceeds nonstop with the inner bit only. In case drilling is stopped in a dead end, the inner bit can be pulled out through the outer bit. Even the outer bit can be pulled out from the bore on condition that also the protection tube is also pulled out simultaneously.
The bit assembly and the method can be applied to drilling by hammering but also to bits rotating only. The groove in the bayonet joint that opens in both of the axial directions is favorably arranged as a flow channel for flushing medium, whereas the joint is a simple construction.
In the following the invention is disclosed with reference to the enclosed drawing, where
FIG. 1 shows a section of the bit assembly along line A--A.
FIG. 2 shows the bit assembly viewed from the front.
FIG. 3 shows the inner bit surface viewed from one side.
FIG. 4 shows a section of bore, where drilling proceeds by the inner bit only.
FIG. 5 shows a cross-section of the ring bit.
FIG. 1 illustrates a section of the bit assembly including a cylindric inner bit 1 fastened to the head of hammer 7, a ring-shaped outer bit 2 around the inner bit 1 and a protection tube 4 mounted in the hole while drilling and reaching the outer shell of outer bit 2. The inner bit 1 and outer bit 2 are interconnected by a bayonet joint, where rotation is transmitted to the outer bit 2 by the inner bit 1. The inner bit 1 also transmits the hammer impacts to outer bit 2. Outer bit 2 pulls protection tube 4 into the hole by means of the joint lap between them, which has restriction for the mutual axial motion.
FIG. 2 shows that in the circle between bits 1 and 2 three bayonet joints are placed. In the inner bit 1 three axial grooves 6 are formed to run through the bit. Correspondingly, there are in outer bit 2 three projecting parts 3 with the same spacing which move in grooves 6. Sidewards from grooves 6 in inner bit 1 surface, as per FIG. 3, there are notches for projecting parts 3, into which the projecting parts 3 are guided due to the mutual rotation of the bits 1 and 2. Thereby, bits 1 and 2 are in a locked state and bit 2 is rotated by bit 1, while the locking is retained. The locking is opened by reverse rotation. Projecting parts 3 are square in order to receive the impacts from a larger surface area of the inner bit 1 and to transmit them to the outer bit 2. Groove 6 of inner bit 1 is also a flow channel for the flushing medium, whose direction of flow, in this case, is backward in the channel.
In FIG. 4 drilling has advanced to a location, where ring bit 2 and protection tube 4 have been left. Drilling has proceeded only by bit 1. For demounting of the inner bit 1 from the outer bit 2, the rotation of the drill assembly has been reversed. Hammer 7 transmits the rotation to inner bit 1. Reverse rotation of inner bit 1 opens the bayonet joint in such a way that projecting part 3 turns in groove 8 and enters groove 6. Thereafter, drilling further by reverse rotation, projecting parts 3 glide out from grooves 6 to the front side of the ring bit, where the ring bit 2 stops rotating and remains totally immobile. The inner bit 1 drills rock or other hard ground that does not collapse into the hole. If drilling is stopped at a wanted depth or length, bit 1 and the drilling equipment are pulled out from the hole. Bit 1 passes ring bit 2 in running through it, when the bit 1 is turned into a position where projecting parts 3 hit grooves 6 and glide through bit 2.
FIG. 5 illustrates an example of ring bit 2 with several projecting parts 3 for several sequentially arranged axial bayonet joints, by means of which construction a face to transmit impacts to ring bit 2 is produced. Likewise, the protection tube 4 is pulled with several sequential shoulder faces. On using many sequential bayonet joints and pulling shoulders of protection tube 4, it is possible to make ring bit 2 thinner and yet strong enough for drillings of longer duration.
By means of a method and a bit assembly as per this invention it is possible to carry out, advantageously, s.c. anchoring drilling, where drilling is done by the outer bit until rock is hit and a certain distance by the inner bit in the rock. Since reversed flushing is used for removal of drill waste, whereby there is through inner bit 1 a straight channel tube up to the surface, an anchor wire rope can be taken through the channel to the bottom of the bore and, for instance, on pulling up the bit, concrete can be poured through the channel into the hole. When the hole is filled and bit 1 pulled out to the level of ring bit 2, the outer bit 2 and even the protection tube 4 are then pulled out and the hole is filled with concrete at the same time. If during drilling the ring bit 2 and the protection tube 4 have been left in the hole at too early a stage, the inner bit 1 can be pulled up to the ring bit 2 and locked and drilling continued. In order to carry out properly the mutual rotation of bits 1 and 2 necessary for locking, it is worth it to record on the ground the mutual depth position of protection tube 4 and the drill rod inside it, when bits 1 and 2 are locked, so that relocking could be made in the same position. This is of great significance, especially if there are several sequential bayonet lockings between the bits as shown in FIG. 5.
The inner bit 1 according to this invention includes transverse ring grooves on its outer shell 8 ending in a vertical wall 9. The groove 8 flanks function as faces transmitting impacts to ring bit 2 and the face 9 as rotation-transmitting means. The outer shell of bit 1 lacks stepped impact-transmitting shoulders known from previous designs.
By means of a method and bit assembly according to this invention both vertical as well as horizontal holes can be drilled. Likewise, the axial groove of the bayonet joint can also be in the ring bit 2 and the projecting part in the inner bit 1.
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|Clasificación de EE.UU.||175/57, 175/266, 175/259|
|Clasificación internacional||E21B, E21B17/046, E21B3/00, E21B7/20, E21B10/20|
|Clasificación cooperativa||E21B7/208, E21B17/046|
|Clasificación europea||E21B17/046, E21B7/20M|
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